The surprising sleeper of the film season Argo went on to win the Academy Award for best picture in 2013. But there was more Canadian involvement in that story than Ben Affleck’s film revealed. In fact, without the Canadians, the rescue may never have happened. Here is the real story of Argo. (Length: 17:49)
Canadian born astronaut Chris Hadfield is in space for the third time. He’s on a five-month mission on the International Space Station but this time Chris will be in charge. And he’s taking his guitar and his Twitter account with him. (Length: 14:24)
Some Montreal students were a YouTube hit after creating a realistic looking video of an eagle seemingly snatching a child and trying to fly away. A short time later, another prank or hoax led to the death of a nurse in London. Where do we draw the line when making things up in the name of entertainment? (Length: 12:47)
Soccer has become increasingly popular in Canada in recent years. Millions of Canadians watch what’s known as “The Beautiful Game” online and on television. This means big business — and big betting — both here and around the world. News in Review follows the story of an international match-fixing syndicate operating in the semi-professional Canadian Soccer League and a scandal that led to criminal charges in Germany. (Length: 14:24)
Lance Armstrong’s legacy of beating testicular cancer and winning an unprecedented seven Tour de France races has been on the line in recent years with persistent allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs. This News in Review story explores the most recent of these allegations and Armstrong’s decision to give up the fight against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. (Length: 16:01)
It was seventeen months into the violent struggle in Syria, but August of 2012 was the bloodiest month of the conflict so far. An estimated five thousand people lost their lives in a civil war with no end in sight. This News in Review story follows this continuing conflict, the latest salvos from both rebels and President Bashar al-Assad and recent developments on the UN stage. (Length: 18:17)
For months in early to mid 2012, thousands of Quebec students took to the streets to protest against rising tuition costs. But as the protests continued, so did the number of people taking to the streets…as did the causes they represented. This News in Review story follows the progress of the student movement and the Quebec government’s reaction, including the controversial Bill 78 that sought to limit how the students could protest. (Length: 18:11)
A large-scale investigation is underway into allegations of illegal behaviour during the last federal election. Thousands of Canadians have complained that they received phone calls aimed at discouraging them from voting. In this News in Review story we look at the political reaction and at the search for those responsible. (Length: 13:51)
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